Calgary Board of Education

An Out of This World Presentation With Astronaut, Dr. Robert Thirsk

Apr 10, 2018

Our English 20 students have been provided a wonderful opportunity this semester. We are collaborating with music teacher- Mr. Ross McIntyre, Dr. Robert Thirsk- Astronaut and LBHS Alumnus, and Robert Thirsk High School to work on a project about resiliency and success after failure. This is based on a book called Canadian Failures, edited by Alex Benay, which focusses on telling the stories of famous and prominent Canadians who have found success after experiencing failure. We have incorporated parts of this book into our English 20 curriculum.

Dr. Thirsk held a question and answer session with our English 20 students, and it was most interesting and enjoyable. Lord Beaverbrook students compiled questions on behalf of their classes, and interviewed Dr. Thirsk.

Thank you to everyone involved in this “Out of This World” presentation!


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